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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    How is it that the entire GO and UP systems go down because of a CN issue when, according to Wikipedia, GO owns 80% of its tracks?
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    Toronto Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Infrastructure ON

    The spa is around the same size as the Hotel X and half the size of the enercare center.
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    Toronto Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Infrastructure ON

    And to put my feelings into more concrete and specific recommendations - the only politically easy thing to do is make a park, the right thing is to look at the entire area from exhibition place to Ontario place as a whole, use about a third of it for amusement (a permanent replacement for the...
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    Toronto Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Infrastructure ON

    But then candidates for mayor of Toronto don't have the power to do anything much at Ontario Place and they do at exhibition place, which is more than twice the size.
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    Toronto Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Infrastructure ON

    First off, I'm ambivalent about the spa for reasons that are pretty well articulated by generalcanada above. There isn't anything inherently evil about either private ownership or a spa. The sheer size of it, the publicly funded parking garage, the possiblity that something better could be there...
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    Toronto Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport | ?m | ?s | Ports Toronto | Arup

    The Gardiner and Lakeshore have a much bigger negative effect on liveability of the waterfront. Gil already wants all of Ontario place to be a public park, another controversial plan that I think makes a bit more sense than closing the airport. And compared to completely shutting down the...
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    General railway discussions

    Yeah I should have been clear, I think we should be much more ambitious and should be aiming to electrify everything. High speed from Edmonton to Calgary seems like a good start.
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    General railway discussions

    That's why there should be plans for via electrification and high speed rail
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    General railway discussions

    Improving intercity passenger rail in Canada ought to be a much bigger political issue than it is. It goes without saying that climate change and political risk means we should be looking for alternatives to air. But also I think we're surprisingly well positioned already - most Canadian cities...
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    Zoning Reform Ideas

    But then it's equally common for us to act as though we have unique problems and can't look elsewhere to see what has been tried and what can be learned from other countries
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    Zoning Reform Ideas

    Diversity Aging homeowners our strength
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    Zoning Reform Ideas

    Among other factors the number of homes that are available is either not going up very fast, or else is actually declining, not sure which, because of people (like me) buying houses that used to have apartments and then renovating to use the entire space. What is being built is mostly small...
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    Zoning Reform Ideas

    Transit development in the city of Toronto should be done the same way. No consultation, just do it. I realize people don't have a lot of faith in Metrolinx to do the right thing but haven't we reached the point where delay is worse than the possibility of making mistakes?
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    Zoning Reform Ideas

    As a homeowner in a part of Toronto most residents of the GTA would call "downtown" I would be happy to do an experiment with as-right multifamily/mixed use/multistory zoning in a large area downtown if doing so would shut up people like Ibbitson who (I would be willing to bet) lives in the...
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    Toronto Toronto Island Park Master Plan | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto

    Does anyone remember clearly about the pre Miller bridge plan: was is totally clear that the bridge, like the current tunnel, was to be for airport access exclusively? I have vague memories of columns in the Star, say, arguing that keeping the islands just a bit inaccessible was good and that's...
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    The province of Toronto?

    For what it's worth I'm not suggesting the GTA should try to exempt itself from Canada or Ontario, taxation-wise. But I do think the region should be shielded from political interference in elections and transit planning. It should have the power to enact new taxes without permission. I like the...
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    The province of Toronto?

    And actually there's a network effect where the bigger a place is the more influential it is and the greater its economic potential. Obviously I think the GTA/Golden horseshoe region deserves special status. I feel it needs to be protected as much from nimbyism as from the meddling of the...
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    The province of Toronto?

    Reviving this thread about Toronto independence. I am not sure Toronto needs to be a separate province, but I want to propose something similar: make the GTA a special economic area. It would require probably both the province and federal government to cooperate to change the status of the...
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    People should be very concerned about Ford's enthusiasm for breaking election promises. That said, both the liberals and the NDP need to do some serious soul searching about why they can't make significant gains in Toronto's inner suburbs, populated more and more by poor immigrants who should...
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    There are tracks that go straight through which are usually unused but sometimes you see disabled streetcars parked three. So they to through the tunnel but not around the loop.

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